They don’t want you call it “SUV”. They prefer to say “FUV”, Ferrari utility vehicle. For sure now there is only a date: 2021. What we know is it will start from its new grand tourer, Roma. This platform, which has origins in the Portofino convertible, will also be used for the Purosangue. The 100% Ferrari “print” will get by a twin-turbo V-8, likely a version of the 612-horsepower 3.8-liter unit, and by the price: it will be sold for - more or less- $350,000.
Mick Schumacher could join sooner than later one of the FDA team in the F1 circuit. Ferrari team manager Matteo Binotto confirmed Michael Schumacher's son did a very good job as test driver and also racing in F2. He could be find a spot, in the 2021 season, with Alfa Romeo-Sauber team, keep working this year as test driver, since the only spot available has been already filled as Giovinazzi improved his performances.
Bryan's events list for 2020 is almost ready: you can visit the page for many appointments, and every day it is updated with details for car lovers events. Ferrari Club of America will meet in July for the North American annual event in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Formula 1 added a couple of new GPs. Regional Ferrari Clubs are adding more and more events in their calendar. In January Scottsdale auctions will open the year, and Washington Auto Show will be the first new-cars event.
2020 will start with a great opportunity for Ferrari lovers. A 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet will be the protagonist of the RM Sotheby’s annual sale in Arizona in January. Presale estimate is between $6 and $7 million. This Ferrari - now owned for more than 2 decades by a Californian - is one among 40 examples made under the Pininfarina design. While the bodies of the cars were consistent, the interior details and trim of each were customized to order, in a unique version for each client.
February 11th is the official date to reveal the new 2020 F1 Ferrari car. It will be the soonest presentation ever. Anyway, the specifics of the new car are already leaking. The Italian newspaper “Gazzetta dello sport” just revealed some innovative particulars such as new wings and a new hydraulic damper system. The whole new car will improve the downforce, number one problem, following the words of the team manager Matteo Binotto.
Five more years and a new economic agreement. Charles Leclerc just signed his new contract with Ferrari Team till the end of the 2024.The young driver obtained also a rise of his salary, from 3 millions euro yearly to 9 millions. In this way Ferrari secured the most successful young pilot of the F1 Circuit. Leclerc will be partnering again with Vettel in the incoming 2020 season. For the German, the contract with Ferrari will expire in a year.
Now Toto Wolff and Lewis Hamilton mean just one thing in the F1 circuit. They mean Mercedes. Starting 2021 the situation could be completely different. The top manager and the six times word champion could be together at the Ferrari team. At the moment it is just something rumored. John Elkann, Ferrari owner, after met Hamilton at the end of this last season, seems now interested on finalizing a possible dialogue also with the Mercedes team manager.
Ferrari set another record during this year. The Italian car brand has been the most successful stock investment of the 2019 in the auto sector. Ferrari shares - year to date- improved 70%, while S&P increased about 29%. This was the best performance in the big autosector, according to a research from Business Insider. Ford improved 21%, Tesla 20%, GM 10%, and FCA 5%
During Ferrari’s Christmas media lunch at Maranello, team boss Mattia Binotto said that Ferrari is going to reveal the new 2020 car on February 11th. They will be the first team to publicly confirm their plan. While Ferrari failed to build on pre-season form in the campaign just gone, when they had looked like the team to beat, there was light at the end of the tunnel after the summer break as they won three races in a row.
It became clear they now have one of the best engine on the grid, and with no legal problem. Charles Leclerc took more pole positions than anyone else.
Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri slammed Max Verstappen who previously accused the Italian team of cheating. The comments also led to the Prancing Horse chief ruling out any potential future deal with the youngster. Verstappen accused Ferrari of cheating when they finished on the podium for 13 races in a row but failed to do so at the United States Grand Prix. ”Ferrari brushed off the claims that they broke any F1 rules to improve the performance of their car“ .
“These declarations generally don’t take you very far,” he said. “A driver who accuses Ferrari of cheating cannot think of being with us”. Camilleri spoke clearly at the team’s end-of-season dinner to slam the youngster.
2020 is going to be a crucial year for F1 circuit. Concorde Agreement will expire at end of next year. For all teams and Liberty company is time to find new common rules. 2021 rules will address costs, with a move to some standard or common parts, such as the fuel system. There are fewer than was originally envisaged. Teams resisted being obliged to use components supplied by third-party tender winners in key areas such as gearbox and brakes. New rules will be also for hybrid engine and tires.
Aspark Motors and his CEO Masanori Yoshida are two names to remember if you like motors, cars, and speed. He and his team has created the Aspark Owl Electric Car and it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.69 seconds, beating the Tesla Roadster’s claim of 1.9 seconds.
Powering the Aspark Owl electric car are 4 Permanent Magnet Asynchronous motors or (PMAC). These motors are especially useful in applications where repeatable performance is required.
The recently launched Porsche Taycan uses the same and offers quite the performance. The Aspark Owl has been presented lately at the Tokyo Motor Show.
After winning the Championship, and after winning also the very last 2019 GP in Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton admitted he is weighing every single option for his future, giving a chance also to Ferrari. Ferrari seems to have identified the six-time world champion as the man to lead their team in 2021, when the champion will be no more under the Mercedes contract. Mercedes chief Toto Wolff said there is a 25 per cent chance Hamilton will join the Italian team. But something could happen also before.
Hamilton said: “Naturally, everything that happens behind closed doors is always private with whoever you end up sitting with".
Hamilton (Mercedes) first, Verstappen (Red Bull) 2nd, and Leclerc (Ferrari) 3rd. The last podium of 2019 F1 Championship was perfect to summarize this long year of races. Hamilton dominated all the weekend long, as he did for the most part of the championship. Verstappen was able to fight and keep the second position, as Leclerc just confirmed to represent the future of this sport. Leclerc saved the Ferrari weekend after a qualifying not so good on Saturday and a difficult race on Sunday.
Till December 2, 2019, RM Sotheby’s holds an online-only auction of Formula 1 memorabilia. It heavily focuses on the early '80s, early '90s, and early 2000 and includes a wide variety of items from toy models to race-used car parts. One of the key drivers during this period was Michael Schumacher, and second driver was Rubens Barrichello, and the number of related collectibles reflects that. One of the golden eggs of the auction is a Ferrari F2002 Tipo 051/B/C V10 Engine from 2002.
Starting price for bid $2,000 for the most interesting pieces.
After the Bryan's Event great success (you can see some pictures in this page), now it's time for Holiday's party for Ferrari fans...
Florida Regions Ferrari Club of America on December 5th, then FCA Middle Atlantic Region gathers Ferrari friends in Potomac Falls, VA, on December 7th, always on 7th Desert Region in Scottsdale, AZ, and Penn Jersey in Philadelphia, Empire Region on 8th in Long Island and then again on 15th, and many others...
Appointment next week in Abu Dhabi for the last GP of the season. F1 circuit will close the 2019 season with a 3 days of races and shows. Already decided both the titles (Hamilton and Mercedes), Sunday first of December the race will be all about three important farewell: Alonso, Kubica and Hulkenberg. They have already decided their retirements. But someone else could decide to join this group. The race will depart al 8.10 in the morning, Eastern Time.
So many Ferrari in Mclean VA: it was a great success for Bryan's Event on Saturday 16th at J. Gilbert's.
Many people attended the event that is one of the latest of the season, before the Holidays' party (FCA MAR gathers Ferrari friends in Potomac Falls, VA, on December 7th, Desert Region in Scottsdale, AZ, Empire Region on 8th in Long Island, and many more). Attendees talked about their Ferrari passion and they enjoyed news and curiosities about Italian car design with a final open discussion.
A crazy and wild F1 race in Brasil celebrated the first place for Verstappen (Redbull), a second place for Gasly (Toro Rosso) and a third place for Sainz (McLaren). Hamilton (Mercedes) arrived third, then he was penalized after a crash with Albon (Red Bull). 4th and 5th the two Alfa Romeo of Raikkonen and Giovinazzi. Both the Ferrari out after crashing each other: definitely not happy for that the team principal Mattia Binotto. Out also the second Mercedes (Bottas) due to engine problems.
The new Ferrari "Portofino-like" coupe is ready and it will be soon released. The Maranello factory is ready to use the same powertrain as for the convertible – a Ferrari’s twin-turbocharged 3.9 liter V8. It produces 600 horsepower (441 kilowatts) and 560 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters). But it may not be the only powertrain option, at least after launch. We could see the Ferrari very soon. Several online sites and chat report that the presentation could be in the next few days.
The countdown is already on for the incoming huge event this Saturday in McLean, Va., and even weather forecast are great! Circosta Ferrari - the Bryan Circosta’s sales, brokerage and consulting company - will host “Ferrari at J. Gilbert’s”, at 6939 Old Dominion Drive. Guests will receive a welcome package, and refreshments and brunch too. During the meeting there will be a lively presentation on the History of Italian car design. Don’t forget to drive your Ferrari: it is your ticket!
Add a description about this item Ferrari and its legendary speed and invincibility are going to be the main character of the new multi-million Hollywood movie “Ford v Ferrari”, to be released on November 14th. James Mangold directs this biopic about automotive designer Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Miles (Christian Bale) who are tasked with designing the Ford GT40, in the hopes of defeating the long-dominant Ferrari racing team at the 1966 "24 Hours" of Le Mans.
At the F1 United States GP, for Mercedes team, it went as great as programmed after the Saturday pole. Bottas first, from start to finish and Hamilton 2nd, able to recover after starting 4th (and even to steal the first place for few laps). In Austin Hamilton was crowned with the sixth world champion title, two races before the championship end. 3rd Verstappen (Red Bull). Not such a good Sunday for the Ferrari team. Vettel was forced to retire due to mechanical problems and Leclerc finished 4th.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office published on October 24th the new Ferrari patent for a classic but totally renewed engine. It is about a new more efficient V12. The patent describes a way to incorporate two different combustion methods into the engine. One of the strategies involves injecting a small amount of fuel just before the spark plug ignites.
Hamilton (Mercedes) won the Mexican GP getting closer and closer to the 2019 championship title, ma not yet securing it. Second place for Vettel (Ferrari) and third place for Bottas (Mercedes). Hamilton choose a different strategy going for one only pit stop, being able to drive and be the fastest until the end, despite the not so fresh tires. Next appointment, in less than a week in Texas, for the United States GP.
The count down is officially on. In a couple of weeks Arizona will host the Ferrari Club of America annual meeting, 2019 edition. The gathering will be in Scottsdale, from November 6th to 10th, hosted by the Desert Region. The official program is all about a Concours, a competitive rally and drives on scenic roads, a "Mercato", seminars, a cowboy-themed dinner with western entertainment, and much more. For more info you can also visit the web site www.fca2019.net.
Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) could be the second driver in F1 history to win six world championships. It could happen at the next race in Mexico, during the oncoming weekend. Only Michael Schumacher won more, with his seven titles conquered in his prestigious career. Hamilton needs to increase Bottas' gap with 14 points, to be sure against every possible odds. That means Hamilton should have to win with the fastest lap, and Bottas to arrive after 3rd ...
... but Ferrari’s drivers and overall the Mercedes Hamilton team mate Bottas don’t seem ready to give up.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish soccer star of Los Angeles Galaxy, gave himself a very special gift for his 38th birthday. The striker chose the Ferrari Monza SP2, a very special and almost unique car since there are only 200 units made. The two-million-dollar car goes from 0 to 100 km/hr in 2.9 seconds. The LA Galaxy striker showed off to the world the gift for himself through social media.
Bottas (Mercedes) won the Japanese Grand Prix, after controlling for the entire race Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in second position. Hamilton in third place secured the team constructors championship to the Mercedes. The other Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc arrived seventh. The young driver started the race hitting the Verstappen car and then he was also penalized after refusing to go immediately to the box to change the damaged front part of his car. Next race will be in Mexico, in two weeks.
After the one in Maranello and the other in China, Ferrari opened its first Tailor Made Center in New York City. If you want the last word in an ultra-exclusive Ferrari experience, new center is open at 410 Park Avenue in New York City. The Tailor Made Center also offers "standard" Ferrari Atelier Service as well as displaying five cars and housing an owner's lounge. On display at the opening event were some special Ferrari, including a gorgeous black&gold Pista 488 and a yellow SF90 Stradale.
A group of 21 collectible vehicles owned by the never forget Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson's 49th Annual Scottsdale Auction from January 11 to January 19, 2020. The actor was a well known racing cars fan, with a collection that spanned "five decades of automotive excellence and truly reflected his personal taste". The walker collection includes - among many others -
a 1963 Chevrolet Nova Wagon, a 1989 Nissan R32 Skyline Race Car, a 1991 BMW M3 E30 Coupe, a 1995 BMW M3 E36 Lightweight - Factory LTW wing and race-livery delete, and a 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302S Race Car.
After a great new pole and an excellent third time on second row on Saturday, Ferrari arrive 3rd, on Sunday, at the Russian Grand Prix after a controversy between the two drivers on team-orders and bad luck. Vettel, retiring due to some engine failure, determined safety car before team-mate Charles Leclerc went back into the lead after pit stop. Hamilton and his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas "gained" a pit stop during the safety car period,
which they converted into a solid victory for Hamilton and a second place for Bottas. Leclerc, unable to get even close to Bottas, finished third.
A lot of events are coming for car lovers. Auctions will be in Hershey, PA, Las Vegas, NV, Chicago, IL. Many events with Ferrari Club of America all over the Nation... and some special events, as well Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show. On November 3rd in Austin, Texas, will take place the US F1 GP.
Next week end will be the last to visit “Universo Ferrari” in Maranello (Italy). This temporary exhibition opened on September 2, is alongside the private track circuit in Fiorano, very close the the Ferrari headquarters. Once inside, you can get a very close sight of some of the most beautiful Ferrari cars, like a 2016 La Ferrari Aperta. Next to it is a 2017 FXX-K Evo, a track car carrying more than 1,000 hp. In the outside area, are also some of the most recent F1 Ferrari.
Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) won the Singapore F1 Grand Prix, and the fireworks celebrated also his teammate Charles Leclerc (second), even if the 21-year-old rising star gritted teeth showing some disappointment. Ferrari’s strategy cost Leclerc victory. The same happened to Hamilton as the Mercedes choices played a big role on his final fourth position, behind the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.
Maranello company is ready for the first ever Ferrari SUV. The car will be ready for 2022 and his technical name will be FUV. It has already an official name: Purosangue (“pureblood” or “thoroughbred” in Italian). It will arrive with a front-mid-engine platform and hybrid drive technology. It will be the fastest SUV ever, respecting the Ferrari’s ethos.
Next F1 GP in Singapore and its Marina Bay urban layout will see teams change their strategies and techniques, switching the balance of power back to Mercedes and Red Bull. The back to back Ferrari winner Leclerc is the first to admit it. "We need to stay realistic," said the Monegasque. "I think we expected that Spa and Monza would have been very good races for our car but we also know that the next few races will be much more difficult, especially Singapore."
Two victories, one Sunday after the other. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) took the second victory in a row from pole, during a very challenging race, in Monza (Italy). All the crowd of the Italian fans were crazy for him. He was pushed by Hamilton (Mercedes) for the first two-thirds of the race as the British driver tried everything to pass him. Having used up his tires in the attempt, Hamilton finished third behind his teammate Bottas. The other Ferrari driver, Vettel, spun and finished as 13th.
Fans are already leaking images of the new Ferrari 812 Spider. Official presentation will be in few days, official pictures are supposed to be released this week, but so far the new Ferrari 812 Spider barely changes. Following what fans are saying on socials, the narrow opening situated over the driver's head is going to be bounded by a thick header between the A-pillars on one side, and 2 buttresses behind the headrests on the other. New particulars and official pictures are coming very soon.
At the end of a very emotional race, Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) won his first F1 GP in Belgium (Spa). The young driver dedicated the victory to the memory of his close friend and colleague Antoine Hubert killed in a F2 crash on the same circuit, less than 24 hours earlier. Second place for Hamilton (Mercedes) able to overtake Vettel (Ferrari) who finished 4th behind Bottas (Mercedes). The German driver led the race for a while, but his car was slow and the team ordered him to leave Leclerc pass.
The Ferrari replica that played an integral part in the classic 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" was one of the few sports cars that sold for a million-dollar sum at the Mecum auctions in Monterey, California. The bright red, sports car is a 1963 Modena GT Spyder California, was set for auction reacing 1 million dollar, after starting the auction from $300.000 dollars.